Stream: Sounds Of The Onyx (ft. Pete Rock, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tall Black Guy & others)

Stream: Sounds Of The Onyx (ft. Pete Rock, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tall Black Guy & others)

Sounds Of The Onyx highlights rare jazz recordings from the Prohibition era in the 1920s, remixed by a handful of hip hop producers. DJ Jazzy Jeff, Shafiq Husayn, Tall Black Guy, Om’Mas Keith and JayCeeOh & B-Sides take on vintage 1920s jazz recordings, to embody the spirit of musical fusion, lyrical signification and cultural revolution.

Pete Rock’s contribution is an exception: he remixed a track from the official Boardwalk Empire soundtrack, as Sounds Of The Onyx is a promo-only project to complement the current season of the hit series with Steve Buscemi.

The featured producers worked off of original recordings from prohibition-era legends Eva Taylor & Clarence Williams’ Blue Five, Ethel Waters, Lloyd Scott & His Orchestra, Jim Jackson and Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten Orchestra.

Danny

Just an ordinary guy always on the hunt for extraordinary music. Partly as the founder of The Find Magazine, partly as a freelance music journalist, but above all: out of love for all types of good music.